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Comment Not digging the large screen applications of VR (Score 1) 16

I really enjoy VR, but I think these "large screen feel" applications of VR is kinda silly. Because of the screen door effect and the fact that each eye gets half the resolution, the large screen pictures look low-rezed. I think it might be something that's fun once the resolution gets much higher.

Comment Re:I just bought one last week (Score 1) 73

Maybe you can help me a bit. With Mario, the gameplay element is jumping. When you jump on different objects or enemy types they react differently. Jumping on a Koopa is different than jumping on a Goomba and so on. These reactions are arranged into an amazing and creative game. With Splatoon, the gameplay element is team based ink coverage. Each weapon has a different take on such a task. Different modes provide additional twists on this idea of covering the world with ink. It is this varied, yet easy to understand concepts by what I mean by gameplay first.

Bloodborne, and I know I'm judging a game by its title, sounds like something where you get weapons and kill things. Sometimes there are things that are harder to kill. But the concept is the same. Get weapon, kill things, move. Get weapon, kill things. move. Just like Space Invaders. Kill thing and move isn't something that interest me. Perhaps you can help me understand how Bloodborne should be in my library. I just don't see me bringing it home and saying, "Hey kids! Let's sit around the PS4 and play Bloodborne!" or "Guys, want to come over to my house after work?" "To play Smash!?" "No to 'Bloodborne' it up!" Please convince me on what I'm missing.

You get what I'm saying? I'm sure Bloodborne and games like it are challenging and entertaining to a certain group of gamers, but not for me. So if I don't get excited about the next "mash 'x' and kill things" games, don't worry. I'll still support the PS4 by buying games like 'Dragon Quest Builders'.

Comment Re:I just bought one last week (Score 1) 73

If we ignore the awesome remakes and amazing multiplatform indie games, the Wii U had: Splatoon, Pikmin 3, Nintendoland, Wonderful 101, Smash Bros., Toad's Treasure Tracker, Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Maker, and Mario Kart 8. These are all high quality games that are fun to play. Many of the games above are probably quality games, but not anything I'd want to play personally. I'll probably pick up Little Big Planet 3, Tearaway, Dragon Quest Builders, Ni No Kuni 2, and Valkyria Chronicles 4 for the PS4. Perhaps even the Kingdom Hearts games if I have time.

I'm more of a game play first kinda gamer than a "watch a 'movie' about killing things that requires mashing the 'x' button a whole lot" kinda gamer. But there's nothing wrong if someone likes that sorta thing.

Comment Re:I just bought one last week (Score 1) 73

So what you're saying is that the PS4 is a powerful console without games? ie games == space in your analogy?

I don't think that's entirely true or fair. There are some really fun games that I'm thinking of picking up such as Dragon Quest Builders. Also I'm going to try out PSVR as I hear they have some asynchronous games similar to Nintendo Land.

Comment I just bought one last week (Score 0) 73

I bought one last week and I'm pleasantly surprised. I'm still trying to find games to play for it as it doesn't seem to have the wealth of games I enjoy like the Wii U does, but next year looks like a really good year for PS4 gaming. I'm also excited to see what they do with VR. Hopefully the Scorpio comes out and blows us away with that too.

Comment Re:Advert aimed at wrong market? (Score 1) 269

I would say then that you should look at the video game crash of the early 80s. Nintendo came along and rescued the game industry from obscurity. I think a similar story is unfolding. In the last generation, only 80 million home consoles have been sold between Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo combined. In the previous generation, Nintendo sold 110 million consoles by themselves (with the 3rd party companies selling 80 million combined) and in the previous generation, Sony sold 120 million consoles by themselves. So to have only 80 million consoles sold by everybody sends a message that the entire industry is losing to things like cell phones. Unfortunately, cell phone games are a race to the bottom. They sell for next to nothing and the quality often reflect that. So that industry too will inevitably crash.

What Nintendo is doing to rescue the industry is creating a console that has the mobility of a tablet with the quality of a console. The message is that you can be mobile without compromising quality. For a Dad like me this is huge. I never have time to game on the big screen, but I have time to game right before bed.

Comment Re:Advert aimed at wrong market? (Score 1) 269

Maybe someday I'll be as grown up as a middle schooler and play games with lots of swearing, blood, and violence which requires running around and pressing the A button. But today, I'm happy to play rich, complex "kiddie" games that have incredible depth to them. I look forward to buying this and hanging out with my fellow coworkers and rocking some smash bros in the break room.

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